The value of EDUCATION

Posted on December 30, 2014 ยท Posted in Blog, General, Personal

Overview

Investing in education is the single most effective way of reducing poverty.

Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality. If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.

Why Education?

  • Gives people critical skills and tools to help them better provide for themselves and their children
  • Helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and into the future
  • Helps fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, reduces mother and child mortality and helps improve health
  • Encourages transparency, good governance, stability and helps fight against graft and corruption.

The impact of investment in education is profound: education results in raising income, improving health, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change, and reducing poverty.

The Benefits of Education

Girls and boys who learn to read, write and count will provide a better future for their families and countries. With improved education, so many other areas are positively affected. In short, education has the power to make the world a better place.

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